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Bastille Day

Wednesday, July 14 - 5pm to 8pm

Join us for an evening of live music, games, food and festivities as we celebrate the French day of independence, Bastille Day! 

The storming of the medieval fortress and prison known as the Bastille on July 14, 1789 signalled the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of the ancien régime for many French citizens. Today, this fête nationale is celebrated every year, and continues to symbolize French indepedence and spirit!

Our Bastille Day celebration will feature live performances by local bands The Whale in the Thames, The trio Francine Roche - Mark Stillman - Jim Price, Afoutayi Dance, Café Accordion Orchestra and more! Delicious treats from Oh Crêpe will be available as well as from several other local food vendors to be determined. 


Our marché des créateurs et notre village des associations will feature numerous local artists, businesses, and vendors for you to explore, and many games and activities will be nearby and sure to bring fun for children and adults alike! 

This year our celebration will also include an exciting sweepstake with France-Amérique to win a free yearly digital subscription to their magazine (value $89)! This raffle begins July 1st and can be entered until July 14th at midnight CST. Three winners will be drawn and contacted by France-Amérique to receive their subscriptions. To enter the drawing click here!

More details about performances and vendors will come to you soon! We hope to see you there!


Please note: This event is open to the public. Registration is not required, but by registering you have the possibility to add a donation to support our cultural programs and make sure you are on the list for potential updates and any changes in the program. Merci pour votre soutien !

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This event will be held in person at the Alliance Française MSP at 227 Colfax Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55405, and in the neighborhood. Safe social distancing practices will be followed in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines.